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A+E Networks launches CI in the Netherlands

A+E Networks has expanded its presence in the Netherlands with the launch of Crime + Investigation on Dutch broadcaster KPN. (Pictured: Beyond Scared Straight)
June 3, 2016

A+E Networks has expanded its presence in the Netherlands with the launch of Crime + Investigation on Dutch broadcaster KPN.

CI is slated to launch on July 1 and will offer KPN audiences insight into real life crime stories by revealing the truth behind each offense through in-depth looks at real crimes, police archives and courtrooms.

The channel, which reaches more than 50 million homes in 170-plus territories worldwide, is home to such series as The Haunting Of…Beyond Scared Straight, Homicide Hunter, Nightmare in Suburbia and The First 48.

Meanwhile, History Channel has also undergone a strategic package change in the Netherlands, moving from KPN’s Pluspakket to its basic tier.

History is currently available in more than 302 million households worldwide with a series stable that includes Pawn Stars; American Pickers; Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar, which premieres June 12 at 8 p.m. CET; Ax Men, which debuts its ninth season on July 13 at 9 p.m. CET; and Alone, which bows a new season on August 28 at 8 p.m. CET.

Both CI and History on KPN are fully localized with Dutch subtitles.

The move is the latest wave of expansion for A+E Networks across Europe, having most recently announced Lifetime TurkeyFYI TV18 in India and a free-to-air entertainment channel across the UK on digital terrestrial TV platform Freeview.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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